Man assaulted by masked gang wielding hammers in Belfast

A man has been assaulted by a gang of masked men with hammers in east Belfast.

A number of men forced their way into a flat in the Abbey Park area and attacked the 34-year-old at sometime between 8pm and 8.30pm on Friday 26 October.

The victim has been treated in hospital for injuries to his head and legs.

A 16-year-old boy was also in the flat at the time, however he was not injured in the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave.